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By Susan Hooker, 419-5842 Homegrown tomatoes are a time-honored ritual of the summer growing season in the South. Community residents have as many variations as there are households in the neighborhood on how to successfully grow the fruit that is used as a vegetable, but it is botanically a berry. Go figure! Sophie Hooker reaped […]

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Ecru news

By Gretchin Moody, 489-5488 The grandchildren of the late W.B. and Leathie Johnson enjoyed a get-together last Friday night at the Ecru Fish and Steak. Attending were David and Carol Johnson of Tupelo, July Frost and Frank and Janice Trentham of Bartlett, Tenn. These are the children of the late Franklin and Twilla Johnston. Also […]

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Cornersville-Blythe news

By Martha Hardy Greetings to all from our corner of the world. Here is hoping that those of you who are fortunate enough to still have your father with you, enjoyed spending time together on Father’s Day. I missed Sue and Bill Rowland at church yesterday. They usually sit on the row just in front […]

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Local Master Gardener members take top three state awards

The Union County Master Gardeners program has grown and gained respect over the past few years for their annual home and garden show and recently they added another honor: three of their members took the top awards at the Mississippi Master Gardener Conference in Brookhaven. Tim Burress was named 2012 Master Gardener, Stanley Wise was […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Thank you to Sherman’s election commissioners: Bailiff Cinda Kay Baker, Initialing Officer Lana Coker, Assistant Initialing Officer Sue Greer, and Receiving Officer Donna McMurry, for holding the mayor and aldermen election Tuesday, June 4, at the Sherman Library. Congratulations to those elected for another four-year term beginning July 2: Mayor Ben Logan, […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Twanda Black’s family enjoyed a week at Gulf Shores June 1-7. Going on the trip were Twanda Black; Beverly Hall; Jennifer and Wes Stanton; Amanda Kisor; Cade Nowlin; Holly and Milton Coffey; Kristen, Lilly, and Sawyer Youngblood; Chase and Cydney Coffey; Patricia Elkins; and Aiden James. They fished and swam every day. […]

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Hurricane News

By Susan Hooker Signs of the upcoming summer season in June are visible as the countryside fields are abloom with the white Queen Anne’s lace and the orange butterfly weeds and daylilies in the Lone Star and Shady Grove communities. The hill country at Sand Springs and Smoke Top boasts the blooms of the white […]

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Cornersville-Blythe news

By Martha Hardy Coming to you from a very stormy corner of Union County this Sunday afternoon. I have just had the third storm of this day pass by here with much lightning, very loud rolling thunder enough to put my little outside kitties into a traumatic fit. They were running around all over the […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The fragrance of the honeysuckle vines is a pleasant one as the recent flash floods in the area have contributed to a countryside lush with greenery and flowers. Magnolias are also in bud. The roses are also beautiful. Southern smells of the month of May are timeless. The ‘grandarlins’ have shared roses […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle The Sherman Public Library will conduct its summer reading program every Friday in June from 10 to 11 a.m. All children ages 4 and 5 and 1st through 6th grades are invited to join in the fun. This summer’s theme, “Dig into Reading,” is about the wonders under your feet – vegetable […]

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